This is a term paper written for a MBA marketing class. I wholeheartedly and without hesitation nominate the campaign of presidential candidate Barack Obama for best integrated marketing communications campaign in 2008. On first consideration for this paper, choosing a company or product for best IMC campaign made sense. But in 2008, an underdog brand, an African-American, a first-term Democratic senator, and a politician chosen as most liberal in Congress at a time when rightwing politics reigned, Obama ignited the country and won the election with what I believe was the best communications campaign of the year and possibly one of the best political campaigns in U.S. history. And like any powerful brand, this paper will attempt to show through the one-third principle approach how Obama’s campaign succeeded to win the minds and hearts of Americans.